Suspected gas leak at Fulton Mall causes evacs

July 6, 2013 3:27:40 PM PDT
An entire city block was evacuated because of a natural gas leak.

The old JC Penny building in Down Town Fresno at the Fulton Mall caught on fire just before 5:30 a.m. Fire officials, hazmat and PG&E crews responded to the fire. Firefighters were told to exit the building, and the Grizzlies Stadium was evacuated, while crews checked out the leak.

The fire is said to be out and copper wire theft was believed to be the cause.